What Should I Do About Vaccines? 

The great back-to-school vaccine debate is, once again, in full swing here in Minnesota. In the land of 10,000 lakes, parents still have the right to decide whether or not to vaccinate their kids before sending them off to school.

If you’re a parent, chances are you're receiving a strong dose of conflicting information from this and that expert doing their best to convince you about what vaccine choice is the best choice for your kids.

But at the end of the day, regardless of what expert said what, the choice is still yours: “Should we get our kids vaccinated or not?”

You have options

It’s true parents, you do. The practitioners here at Hope Clinic will support you and your family as best we can, no matter what you choose.

Get vaccinated

Many parents choose vaccines because they believe it’s the best health option for their family. Most vaccine reactions happen when more than one is given all at once. So we strongly recommend spacing out vaccination as possible and applying vaccines at the oldest possible age to allow natural immune development. There is increasing evidence that the thimerosal in vaccines increases the risk of dementia late in life. Choosing thimerosal-free vaccines might be beneficial.

Now onto the taboo subject of Autism Spectrum and vaccines. We see definite clinical evidence on a regular basis that there is some link between the MMR vaccination and the Spectrum Disorder. We don't know how strong the link is due to the absence of legitimate studies. On a positive side there are definitely things that can be done both before and after vaccination to support better outcomes. Making sure the immune system is nutritionally supported beforehand and using homeopathic vaccine clearing afterwards are both good options. 

Don’t get vaccinated

Many parents choose natural care options like homeopathy, nutrition, regular chiropractic care, or Chinese medicine in place of vaccines. Natural health care is the idea that you seek to build the body up so it will be strong enough to fight off infections when they attack.

Use your resources

If you have questions or a desire for additional input about vaccines for your kids, Dr. Brad is here for you as a resource. Call the clinic to request a phone consultation with Dr. Brad or schedule an appointment to speak with him face to face.

Parenting is full of complicated health decisions. Hope Clinic is here as a resource to help support you and every member of your family.

No matter what you choose, you'll need the official back-to-school vaccination form the Minnesota Department of Health. Click here to view a downloadable version.